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Nov
5

Open Auditions

By Witt Siasoco

INVITED AUDITION

David Gordon Pick Up Performance Company (NYC)
UNCIVIL WARS: MOVING W/BRECHT & EISLER

Audition: Thursday, November 6, 6 – 9pm
Walker Art Center’s McGuire Theater

David Gordon is looking for a cast of local community members that “look like the world that we live in.” All ages, sizes, shapes, ethnicities. These cast members will be part of the last scene of Uncivil Wars which takes place in a courtroom, and calls for a look of a general population. Stage experience is not necessary but you do need to have the ability to listen and respond to direction and information.

AUDITIONERS MUST BE ABLE AND WILLING TO BEND, TURN, MOVE BACKWARD, FORWARD, TALK, SING, AND HUM. YOU MAY BE ASKED TO DO TWO OR MORE OF THESE AT ONCE.

Selected community participants will be invited to take part in these events:

WEEK OF MARCH 2-7, 2009: REHEARSE W/PICK UP PERFORMANCE CO., COMMUNITY ARTISTS, & DAVID GORDON FOR UNCIVIL WARS (weekly evening rehearsals, plus Saturday day)

WEEK OF MARCH 9-14, 2009: FINAL REHEARSALS & TECH W/PICK UP PERFORMANCE CO., COMMUNITY ARTISTS, & DAVID GORDON. THREE PERFORMANCES OF UNCIVIL WARS,
MARCH 12, 13, 14, 8pm, @ WALKER ART CENTER

TO RSVP FOR THE AUDITION, please call Julie Voigt at 612-375-7625 or
email Julie.voigt@walkerart.org

For the audition: please dress comfortably to move and bring along your calendar/schedule of availability for the first two weeks in March, 2009. If anyone has a photo that they can attach to the schedule, that would be great. We will also need to get your email address and phone number when on site in order for us to communicate back to you about the final selection.

Questions may be directed to Pick Up Performance Company: pickupperformance@earthlink.net

For more information about the performance event: http://calendar.walkerart.org/event.wac?id=4554

UNCIVIL WARS: MOVING W/BRECHT & EISLER is based on Bertolt Brecht’s ROUNDHEADS & POINTHEADS (as translated by Michael Feingold) with music by Hanns Eisler and directed/
choreographed/edited by David Gordon.

The land of Yahoo has a large deficit & an overproduction of corn so the leader convinces half the citizens (Roundheads) that the other half (Pointheads) are illegal aliens taking jobs away & for the economic good of the country Roundheads must wage war against Pointheads.